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The Great Hank Kingsley.

Hey, Now.


1 Professor Longnose   ~  Feb 20, 2011 10:09 am

I just recently watched the run of the series on Netflix streaming. Jefferey Tambor was terrific, but sometimes Hank was in such pain, with such frustration and anger, that it freaked me out.

My favorite character was Artie. I just loved his attitude, and Rip Torn was brilliant. You should put his best moments together, including my choice for number one--when Hank wanted to prove that he (Hank) knew how to take care of hecklers and asked Artie to heckle him.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 20, 2011 10:57 am

2) Yeah, but that's why Hank is great because he's such a mess and he's so naked and vulnerable about it. Artie is a tremendous character, played perfectly by Torn.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Feb 20, 2011 1:24 pm

probably my favorite comedy series ever.
Artie and Hank are so perfectly written, and perfectly played.
It's a crime against myself that I don't own this series, and haven't seen an episode since Larry signed off.
Part of the problem is, my wife doesn't like re-watching things we've seen before. Occasionally she'll sit through a movie again, but with TV shows, it's one, and done (or once, and dunce). I'll watch things over and over, especially this show - but I set aside so little time for TV and movies anymore.

Off the top of my head I'd say Larry Sanders, and The Odd Couple are my top two, and Curb Your Enthusiasm is right up there, as well.

4 briang   ~  Feb 20, 2011 2:22 pm

hank in "three o clock high".....one of my favorites. it's an 80's movie about a bully who's new to the school and he challenges a kind of dorky kid to a fight in the parking lot after school after the dorky kid touched him. it's an unsung gem and one of my favorite movies ever. you seen it?

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 20, 2011 4:41 pm

[4] Classic film!

I've never seen an episode of Larry Sanders..will have to check it out.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 20, 2011 7:00 pm

4) I remember that movie. It had a film school cleverness to the direction, lots of slickness, but was appealing.

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